Archive for February 7th, 2022

February 7, 2022

Week Starter – Ambrosia

Week Starter is our Monday column where we give you a new song to help you get on out of bed & help you power on through the working week.

Winter storm Landon has moved on through and the temps are rising and one can’t help but feel a bit optimistic about this week. What better song to serve as a soundtrack to that percolating hope than “Memory Vortex” a 60’s gentle psych influenced piece of blossoming optimistic pop. Sure, the US mixed doubles curling team got eliminated at the Olympics this weekend, but the mixed doubles team that is Ambrosia (Katherine Dohan and David Greenberg) have delivered gold with a song that is somehow simultaneously adorable and majestic. If you’ve ever wondered what Grandaddy might sound like if they turned their underlying (and occasional overlying) melancholy into a pure sunshine affirmation this is the song for you.

February 7, 2022

Mike’s Monday Muse – Jess Sah Bi & Peter One

Mike’s Monday Muse is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

Originally released in 1985, Jess Sah Bi and Peter One’s sweet debut album of Ivory Coast-West African-country-soul-folk-reggae tunes Our Garden Needs Its Flowers was reissued 33 years later by Awesome Tapes From Africa. It’s stunning and worth reminding everyone to get yourself these jams.

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